Hailing from Austria, the birthplace of Schwarzenegger, the KTM Scarp Master 12 has a distinctly European feel pervading the design and specification.
There’s no mistaking the Cannondale Scalpel-Si. Thanks to the unique single-sided Lefty fork and the unmistakeable, bean can sized headtube.
Specialized Chisel Expert is a fun mix of privateer race bike for those that can’t justify an Epic and a trail bike capable of long distance adventuring.
Modern geometry and 2.6in tyres make the new Merida One Forty 800 trail bike a delight to ride. Joins a line-up featuring One Twenty and One Sixty.
It doesn’t take long to realise that the Scott Spark RC 900 Team is one of the stand out XC race bikes. Trail bike geometry and efficient suspension.
Laura Bailey saddles up her new Trek Remedy 8 27.5 Women's in a bid to ascertain whether or not women's specific rigs are worth it.
Without any branding it would be easy to recognise the Trek Roscoe 9 as a product of the Trek stable. Signature E2 tapered head tube is a give away.
The Merida Big Trail 500 frame certainly looks modern, with its compact rear triangle, Boost 148mm dropouts, hourglass head tube and low-slung top tube.
The Norco Fluid 1 HT strikes a great balance between performance and value. Low BB height makes you feel more in the bike and boosts stability.
Alpkit is an outdoor specialist making inroads into mountain biking. Its range of bikes fly includes this Sonder Transmitter as its do-it-all Plus hardtail.
The Orange Alpine 6 E is their first foray into the e-bike market has yielded a motorised version of an old classic.
The Giant Anthem Advanced Pro 29 is Giant's short (90mm) travel, carbon XC race weapon. Matched to a 100mm fork it delivers almost trail bike handling.
Saracen is aiming to recapture its glory years with its latest Saracen Kili Flyer. Will a fresh start breathe new life into this venerable brand?
With its recently revised geometry the 2018 Specialized Enduro Pro 29 now has the attitude and riding position to capitalize on its 165mm travel.
Orbea Rallon combines efficient pedalling dynamics with light weight and it feels like a very capable 29er trail bike with enduro race bike geometry.
The new Whyte G-170 S is smooth, composed and balanced. It is easy to set-up and even easier to ride flat-out. A full-blown gravity focused race weapon.
Nukeproof has done an amazing job with the new Nukeproof Mega 275 Comp. The geometry and sizing are on point, the specification is on the money.
We’ve been impressed by the sensitivity of Trek’s RE:aktiv dampers from RockShox and Fox, but the Trek Remedy brings sensitivity to another level.
A discreetly housed battery and bombproof build offers all-day action on Lapierre's latest e-rig, the Lapierre Overvolt AM700i electric mountain bike.
The Bergamont Trailster range is based around bikes with 140mm/150mm of rear wheel travel, with a geometry that emphasises a more all-mountain/enduro bias.